Leaderboard: Will you be trying Guild Wars 2 for free this weekend?

As part of its marketing push ahead of Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire expansion launch in September, ArenaNet is plotting a freebie weekend for the game. The base game is already free-to-play, of course, but this weekend, all players will be treated to a preview of the paid and unlaunched Path of Fire content, even if you’ve never put a dime into the game. Existing players and newbies alike can basically tour the first zone (Amnoon Oasis) before deciding whether or not to pick up the expack. If you’re a total newbie, all you have to do is register a free account and you’re good to go starting Friday through Sunday. The weekend after that, the expansion’s elite specs will be available in PvP and WvW, so you’ll get to sample those too.

The question is — will this work? Are you actually going to give it a go? To the pollmobile!

Leaderboard: Will you be trying Guild Wars 2 for free this weekend?

  • I currently play GW2 and will play the preview weekend too. (44%, 285 Votes)
  • I currently play GW2 but will not play the preview weekend. (10%, 65 Votes)
  • I used to play GW2 and will return to play the preview weekend. (20%, 129 Votes)
  • I used to play GW2 but will not return to play the preview weekend. (21%, 136 Votes)
  • I have never played GW2 but will play the preview weekend. (1%, 6 Votes)
  • I have never played GW2 and will not play the preview weekend either. (2%, 14 Votes)
  • No response / elf butts / view results (3%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 652

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We’ll do a follow-up next week after the event is over to see whether it changed any minds in terms of buying the expansion!

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Simon Clarke

I’ve dabbled here and there in the base game since launch – WoW is my mmo and has been since vanilla – but I was so blown away by the PoF demo I dipped into yesterday and that incredible, almost alive mount, that I immediately pre-ordered and got the HoT expac, too. So yeah, they got me good! 😊

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cambruin

Most definately. Lord of the Rings Online being a complete and total bust and ESO lootboxes breaking my immersion, this may prove to be the perfect time to dive into the world of Guild Wars 2.

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Malcolm Swoboda

“I used to play GW2 but will not return to play the preview weekend.” – But not because I don’t want to. I just have other things going on, and honestly.. not even a max level character. I do log in to unlock Living Story. I’m more likely to sometime do base GW2, then move on to HoT, then PoF anyway. No trial needed, I’ll see how people like it with impressions.

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sauldo

I currently play GW2 and will probably dabble with the preview, but not too much. I wouldn’t like to burn myself before the xpac launches. Yet, I’m really looking forward to testing the mounts.

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Utakata

“I used to play GW2 but will not return to play the preview weekend.”

My pigtails will wait patiently for the reviews of said weekend instead.

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George Sweatman

Sure I’ll give it a whirl. Shouldn’t take long to see if the zone is as big a pain in the neck to play in as the HoT zones were. The new LS zones are much better so I’m cautiously optimistic.

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haishao

I will be farming Elder Wood and Mithril.

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oldandgrumpy

Passing on this as well. Tried GW2 when it first came out, not my cup of tea at all.

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kalamari_

that is exactly why you should try it now again though.

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Jeremiah Wagner

Need a new GW1 xpac :( :( :(

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Castagere Shaikura

Passing on this also. Will wait and see a few months from now how it is. The way mounts work remind me of how mushroom hopping and gliding was in HOT.